Zucchini Plants
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bulge on zucchini fruit

Zone Zip code 56115. Southwestern Mn | dce10 added on September 5, 2015 | Answered

What causes a bulge to appear on zucchini fruit after it has been picked? This has happened for 2 years now. After being picked, some get a bulge that goes all the way around the fruit.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 8, 2015

I have not found any research that shows this particular issue you describe.
If the the zucchini has no other issues, i.e. insects or signs of disease, I would not worry. Environmental issues can certainly cause various issues with fruit and vegetable shape.
If the zucchini is mushy, I would not consume and it may be caused by insects or fungus issues.
Practicing crop rotation is important and would recommend this for next year.
Here is a link to refresh you on the growing requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/zucchini/growing-zucchini.htm

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